Feb 8, 2015
Most modern installations use
gateways that are Ethernet based. More
specifically this means PROFINET and EtherNet/IP. These
gateways are also available with an integrated safety
controller. Tim and Helge discuss why this integration of the
gateway with safety functionality is advantageous.
As far as AS-Interface power supplies are concerned, most installations utilize 4 A or 8 A power supplies. While decoupling can be located in an external device or in the gateway, it is still most common to have the decoupling circuit inside the power supply.